Japan Shares Remain Under Pressure

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 10, 2016

Shares in Japan continued to stumble Wednesday, hitting their lowest level since October 2014 as concerns persisted about the health of the global economy. The Nikkei Stock Average was last down 1.7% to 15820.62, adding to its 5.4% decline the ...

Argentina Hires New Lawyers in Debt Battle

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 10, 2016

By Julie Wernau Argentina is putting on a new face for the judge who will ultimately decide the outcome for a 15-year debt battle that has locked the country out of capital markets. The Argentine government said Tuesday that New ...

Pentagon Budget Heightens Focus on Extremism -- 2nd Update

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 10, 2016

By Gordon Lubold and Doug Cameron The Pentagon wants to spend an additional $200 million on operations against the Islamic State extremist group and other militants in North Africa, part of a broader counterterrorism push that will be funded in ...

Algonquin to Buy Empire District for $2.4 Billion

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 10, 2016

Canada's Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. has struck a $2.4 billion cash deal to buy Empire District Electric Co. The deal, which is expected to close in the first quarter of 2017, would expand the company's regulated utility footprint in ...

New Hampshire Exit Polls Show Anxious Voters -- Update

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 10, 2016

By Aaron Zitner Republicans are worried about an economic downturn and the prospect of another terror attack on U.S. soil. Democrats see a rigged economic system they say favors the wealthy. Surveys of voters leaving their polling places during the ...

New Hampshire Exit Polls Show Anxious Voters -- 2nd Update

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 10, 2016

By Aaron Zitner Democrat Bernie Sanders united young voters and liberals worried about income inequality. Republican Donald Trump built a broad blue-collar coalition worried about illegal immigration, uneasy about terrorism and eager for a candidate who "tells it like it ...

Western Union Profit Falls 4.2%

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 10, 2016

By Josh Beckerman Western Union Co. said its fourth-quarter profit fell 4.2% and projected that currency rates will continue to hurt results in 2016. The company expects 2016 earnings of $1.58 to $1.70 a share, including a negative effect of ...

US Foods Files for IPO of Roughly $100 Million

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 10, 2016

US Foods Holding Corp. filed plans for a roughly $100 million initial public offering of its shares, following its failed effort to be acquired by Sysco Corp. Rival Sysco dropped its more than year-and-a-half effort to buy US Foods in ...

Identity Thieves Breached IRS Computer Systems, Agency Says

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 10, 2016

The Internal Revenue Service said Tuesday that it identified an automated attack on its computer systems aimed at getting information that could be used to steal tax refunds. The agency said identity thieves last month used personal data of taxpayers ...

Oil Prices Bounce Up in Tight Range

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 10, 2016

By Biman Mukherji Oil prices edged up in Asia on Wednesday, but were trading in a narrow range because supply isn't expected to fall in the near term. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, light, sweet crude futures for delivery ...

Pentagon Budget Heightens Focus on Extremism -- Update

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 10, 2016

By Gordon Lubold and Doug Cameron The Pentagon wants to spend an additional $200 million on operations against the Islamic State extremist group and other militants in North Africa, part of a broader counterterrorism push that will be funded in ...

New Hampshire Exit Polls Show an Anxious Electorate Eager for Change

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 10, 2016

By Aaron Zitner Republicans worried about an economic downturn and the prospect of another terror attack on U.S. soil. Democrats saw a rigged economic system they said favored the wealthy. Surveys of voters leaving their polling places drew a picture ...

Argentina Hires New Lawyers in Debt Battle

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 10, 2016

Argentina is putting on a new face for the judge who will ultimately decide the outcome for a 15-year debt battle that has locked the country out of capital markets. The Argentine government said Tuesday that New York-based law firm ...

Greater New York Watch

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 10, 2016

New York Tax Deferrals Could Help With Child Care Democrats in the state Senate say the state should allow families with young children to defer some of their state income taxes to help them cover the cost of child care. ...

White House Proposes $19 Billion Budget for NASA Next Fiscal Year

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 10, 2016

The White House is seeking to trim NASA's overall budget by a modest 1.5% in the next fiscal year, but the package is bound to spark stiff congressional opposition primarily due to double-digit cuts proposed for human deep-space exploration. Proponents ...